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Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 5:42 PM

The pending acquisition of Harry & David comes with opportunities and challenges for the leadership of 1-800 Flowers.com."We've been obviously watching (Harry & David) for a long time, CEO Jim McCann told analysts during a Thursday conference call. "We've been interested in it for a long time, and our interest was piqued recently ... . The employee base led by a really good management team have done a good job since they emerged from their experience in 2011 to...

Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Harry and David has agreed to be acquired by 1-800 Flowers.com for $142.5 million in cash.By joining forces with 1-800-Flowers.com,Harry & David will become part of a larger corporation with infrastructure, distribution...

Updated Sep 1, 2014 at 1:08 AM

The Rogue Valley's largest fresh pear producer, Naumes Inc., is midway through harvest, but spring frost took a toll on yield

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 12:13 AM

A variety of factors contributed to an early harvest at Ashland's oldest commercial vineyard, but harvest of other varietals is expected to continue for two months.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Amy's Kitchen is adding 120,000 square feet to its campus off Antelope Road in White City as it brings on two new production lines to chase after growing demand for its burritos and entrees.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Random volleys of hail peppered orchards and vineyards Tuesday, keeping crews busy late into Wednesday searching for crop damage.

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 4:38 PM

I was headed north on Interstate 5 last week and noticed that there appears to be a large amount of land preparation occurring on the upper reaches of Del Rio's vineyard land. Are they planning an expansion of the acreage planted?

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 9:41 AM

As Harry & David enters its 80th year of corporate operation, pears remain central to the company's identity, and the vast majority of its revenues still roll in between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Posted Jun 10, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Farmers throughout the Rogue Valley routinely flood-irrigate their fields, prompting some locals to joke that their neighbor's pasture is better suited for raising fish than crops.

Updated Jun 8, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Dalton Straus stands in a 45-acre field of bare dirt and scattered weeds in Sams Valley that should've been knee-high in alfalfa by now.

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